The ISU is an association of professional salvors. It is managed by an Executive Committee consisting of the President, Vice-President and up to ten individuals drawn from member companies. The membership and Executive Committee are supported by a General Manager, Legal Adviser and Communications/Public Relations Adviser.
A General Meeting takes place each year, to which all full members are invited. The ISU Executive Committee meets on a quarterly basis.
The ISU’s primary role is to represent, promote and safeguard the interests of member salvors in legal, political and commercial arenas. Beyond acting as an effective lobbying organisation for the salvage industry, the ISU also works to foster co-operation between members. In addition, it maintains regular contact and positive relations with regional and national salvage and tug-owning associations.
The ISU has an important role as the prime mover in many legal and commercial developments concerning marine salvage. It is a member of the Lloyd’s Salvage Group and also has observer status at the International Maritime Organization and the International Oil Pollution Compensation Fund.
The ISU liaises with many organisations, including INTERTANKO and BIMCO (affiliated organisations), the Comite Maritime International, the International Group of P&I Clubs, the International Union of Marine Insurers, the International Chamber of Shipping, The European Tugowners’ Association, the London Admiralty Solicitors’ Group, the United States Coast Guard, UNESCO and the European Community.
The ISU was a founder member of the Lloyd’s Form Working Party. The ISU continues to play an active role in the periodic review and drafting of the Lloyd’s Standard Form of Salvage Agreement (no cure – no pay), up to and including the latest LOF 2011 edition.
The ISU has been responsible, in co-operation with the European Tugowners’ Association and the International Group of P&I Clubs (and via the good offices of BIMCO), for the introduction of the TOWCON and TOWHIRE standard international towage agreements. Similar work, carried out in consultation with the International Chamber of Shipping and the International Group of P&I Clubs, led to the publication by BIMCO of the WRECKFIXED, WRECKSTAGE and WRECKCON standard wreck removal agreements and revisions leading to the latest 2010 versions.
The ISU, working in association with the International Group of P&I Clubs, property insurers and the International Chamber of Shipping, made a very significant contribution to the development of SCOPIC, the joint industry Special Compensation P&I Club clause.
The ISU has also drawn up a standard Award-Sharing Agreement, for use in situations where more than one salvor is involved in the response to a casualty. In addition, the ISU encourages, in appropriate cases, the acceptance of standard forms of guarantee which save time and expense in respect of salvage security.
Communications is an important dimension of the ISU’s activities. The ISU publishes a quarterly magazine, Salvage World. Salvage World has a very large external readership and is distributed on a worldwide basis. Regular features include a review of the pollution prevention services provided by members, together with an overview of notable salvage operations and the presentation of an annual statistical assessment.
Currently, the ISU has 58 Full Members worldwide. The ISU represents the vast majority of professional marine salvors. Membership is open to any company actively involved in the business of salvage and with a commitment to this activity. Applicants for membership must be supported by at least two existing ISU Full Members.
The collective voice of the salvors is heard in all spheres of shipping activity. The ISU is an internationally recognised and highly respected organisation. It takes a disciplined, responsible attitude towards many of the most difficult and complex issues facing the global shipping community, including casualty response and pollution prevention.
The ISU represents the salvage industry in a global context and, in doing so, has access to the highest levels in political and commercial organisations with a direct interest in marine salvage activities. No single salvage company could expect to command the attention given to the ISU, as the industry’s collective voice. No single salvage company could expect to influence decisions which are regularly considered by a wide variety of governmental and commercial parties. It is the range and geographical spread of the membership that allow the ISU to speak, and be heard, on behalf of the world’s salvors.
For these reasons, it is important that the ISU maintains its position as the international focus for all issues concerned with marine salvage. In turn, this depends upon the ISU enjoying the support, by membership, of all companies with a commitment to the business of salvage.
The ISU is also open to Associate Membership. Associate Membership applications are welcomed from P&I Clubs, other insurers, law firms, ports, national response organisations, shipowners and managers, coastal local authorities, environmental organisations and others with an interest in salvage, pollution prevention and wreck removal services. Seventy one organisations are now Associate or Affiliate Members of the ISU.
Alfons Håkans Oy AB
24 Hour Contact: Tel: +358 50 63304 Fax: +358 2 2515873; +358 50 8763304
Abo: Slottsgatan 36 C, FIN 20100 Turku, Finland
Tel: +358 2 515 500 Telex: 62455 AHTUG FI
Web site: www.alfonshakans.fi
Aras Salvage & Marine Constructions, Trading Co. Ltd.
24 Hour Contact: Tel: +90 532 247 5896 Fax: +90 216 446 1339
Inonu Cad. No: 106 Eker – Is Merkezi Kat: 3, 34944 Tuzla, Istanbul, Turkey
Tel: +90 216 446 5309 Pbx Fax: +90 216 446 1339
Web site: www.arassalvage.com
Asian Marine Co. Ltd
24 Hour Contact: Tel: +886 9 36368236 Fax: +886 7 2692702
24 F-1, 29 Hai Ban Road, Kaohsiung, Chinese Taipei
Tel: +886 7 2692700 / 2692701 Fax: +886 7 2692702
Web site: www.asian-marine.com.tw
Augustea Imprese Marittime e di Salvataggi SpA
24 Hour Contact: Tel: +39 081 598 0911 Fax: +39 081248 6226
5 Viale A. Gramsci, 80122 Napli, Italy
Tel: +39 0931 527411 Fax: +39 0931 975676
Web site: www.aims.it
Bisso Marine Company, Inc.
24 Hour Contact: Tel: +1 281 897 1500 Fax: +1 281 897 1501
11311 Neeshaw Drive, Houston, Texas 77065, USA
Tel: +1 281 897 1500 Fax: +1 281 897 1501
Web site: www.bissomarine.com
Brodospas Offshore, Towage & Salvage Co.
24 Hour Contact: Tel: +385 21 342 256
Obala Lazareta 2, PO Box 495, 21000 Split, Croatia
Tel: +385 21 345 700 Fax: +385 21 344 368 Telex: 26118 RU BRSPAS
Web site: www.brodospas.net
Bugsier, Reederei- und Bergungs GmbH & Co. KG
24 Hour Contact: Tel: +49 40 31 11 10
Johannisbollwerk 10, 20459 Hamburg, Germany
Fax: +49 40 31 36 93
Web site: www.bugsier.de
Buksér og Berging AG
24 Hour Contact: Tel: +47 51 85 6200 Fax: +47 51 85 6201
P.O. Box 1534 Vika, N-0117 Oslo, Norway
Tel: +47 23 11 63 50 Fax: +47 23 11 63 51
Web site: www.bube.no
China Rescue & Salvage Company
24 Hour Contact: Tel: +86 10 6529 2217 Fax: +86 10 6529 2235
11 Jianguomennei Ave., Beijing 100736, China
Tel: +86 10 6529 3201; +86 10 6529 2236 Fax: +86 10 6529 2235; +86 10 6529 3283
CPT Remolcadores S.A.
24 Hour Contact: Mobile: +56 9 8210586 Salvage Master; Mobile: +56 9 8210604 Tug deputy Manager
Av. Vitacura 2939, 20th Floor, Las Condes – Millenium Building, Santiago, Chile
Tel: +56 2 – 3373800 Fax: Management +56 2 2341805 Fax: Operations +56 2 2333621
Web site: www.cpt.cl
Curaçao Towage Company Ltd
24 Hour Contact: Tel: +599 9 461 1055 Fax: +599 9 461 2055
Jan Baardakade z/n, Willemstad, Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles
Tel: + 599 9 461 1055 Fax: +599 9 461 2055
Web site: www.ktktugs.com
Directorate General Of Coastal Safety – DGCS
24 Hour Contact: Tel: +90 212 292 52 80 Fax: +90 212 292 52 97
Kemankes Karamustafa Pasa Mah Kemankes Cas. No:63 Karakoy 34425 Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey
Tel: +90 212 292 5280 (7 lines) Fax: +90 212 252 1787 Telex: 25350 guv tr
Web site: www.kegm.gov.tr
Empresa Antillana de Salvamento
Pezuela #48 e/ San Marcos y Moré, Cojimar, Habana del Este, Havana, Cuba
Tel: +53 7 763 97 85/86/87 Fax: +53 7 766 75 92
Fairmount Marine BV
24 Hour Contact: Tel: +31 10 240 2500
Hofpoort 16th floor, Hofplein 20, 3032 AC Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Tel: +31 (0) 10 240 2500 Fax: +31 (0) 10 240 2599
Web site: www.fairmount.nl
Five Oceans Salvage Consultants Ltd.
24 Hour Contact: +30 210 325 8210
54 Amalias Avenue, 10558 Athens, Greece
Phone: +30 210 325 8210 Fax: +30 210 325 8219
Web site: www.fiveoceansalvage.com
Fukada Salvage & Marine Works Co., Ltd.
24 Hour Contact: Tel: +81 3 5213 5581 Out-of-hours mobiles: +81 90 3218 3764; +81 90 1017 7887 Fax: +81 3 5213 5585
Tatsumi Building, 3-8-7, Iidabashi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0072, Japan
Tel: +81 3 5213 5581 Fax: +81 3 5213 5585
Web site: www.fukasal.co.jp
Gigilinis Salvage & Towage
24 Hour Contact: +30 6944 694 562 or +30 6945 706 913
13, N. Kountouriotou Street. 54625, Thessaloniki, Greece
Phone: +30 2310 530 017 Fax: +30 2310 540 646
Web site: www.gigilinis.gr
Global Diving & Salvage, Inc.
24 Hour Contact: +1 206 623 0621
3840 W Marginal Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106, USA
Phone: +1 206 623 0261 Fax: +1 206 932 9036
Web site: www.gdiving.com
GOL Salvage Services Ltd.
24 Hour Contact: +91 976 994 8954 Fax: +91 22 6635 2369
Energy House, 81 Dr D N Road, Mumbai, India – 400001
UK: +44 7583 202463
Harbor Star Shipping Services Inc
24 Hour Contact: +632 8863703 – 09 loc 106
2224 A Bonifacio Street Corner Sergio, Osmena Highway, Bangkal, Makati City, Philippines 1233
Phone: +632 28863703 – 09 loc 106
Hongkong Salvage & Towage (A division of Hong Kong United Dockyards Ltd)
24 Hour Contact: Tel: +852 2612 6800 Fax: +852 2480 5894
3/F, HUD Building, 108RP Sai Tso Wan Road, Tsing Yi Island, N.T., Hong Kong, SAR
Web site: www.hktug.com
24 Hour Contact: Tel: +57 5 660 9328
Manga Avenida Miramar, #23-05, Cartagena, Colombia
Phone: +57 5 660 9328 Fax: +57 5 660 9846
Web site: www.intertug.com
24 Hour Contact: Capt. Dave Hopkins: +353 21 431 7900
Mainport, Monahan Road, Cork, Ireland
Phone: +353 21 431 7900 Fax: +353 21 431 1269
Web site: www.mainport.ie
Jadranski Pomorski Servis d.d.
24 Hour Contact:Tel. (+385) 51 355 000 Fax (+385) 51 313 161
Verdieva 19, Rijeka 51000, CROATIA
Phone: (+385) 51 355 000 Fax: Fax (+385) 51 313 161
Web site: www.jps.hr
James Fisher & Sons plc
24 Hour Contact: Tel: +44 1229 615400 Fax: +44 1229 836761
Fisher House, PO Box 4, Barrow-in-Furness, UNITED KINGDOM
Phone: +44 1229 615400 Fax: +44 1229 836761
Web site: www.james-fisher.co.uk
Kotug International BV
24 Hour Contact: Tel: +31 10 217 0217 Fax: +31 10 217 0213
Las Palms Building, Wilhelminakada, 3072 AR Rotterdam, THE NETHERLANDS
Phone: +31 10 217 0217 Fax: +31 10 217 0213
Web site: www.kotug.nl
24 Hour Contact: Tel: +33 235 19 77 85 Fax: +33 235 19 80 96
6, rue Dupleix, PO Box 546, 76058 Le Havre Cédex, France
Tel: +33 235 19 80 98
Web site: www.bourbon-online.com
Malayan Towage & Salvage Corp. (SALVTUG)
24 Hour Contact: Tel: +63 2 885 7740 Fax: +63 8 810 0766
18th Floor Equitable Bank Tower, 8751 Paseo de Roxas, Salcedo Village, Makati City 1226, PHILIPPINES
Tel: +63 2 885 7740 Fax: +63 8 810 0766
Mammoet Salvage B.V.
24 Hour Contact: Tel: +31 10 2042 445 Fax: +31 10 2042 447
Karel Doormanweg 47, Port No. 580, 3115 JD Schiedam, The Netherlands
Tel: +31 10 2042 445 Fax: +31 10 2042 447
Web site: www.mammoet.com
Maridive & Oil Services S.A.E.
24 Hour Contact: Tel: +20 2 358 5204 Fax: +20 2 358 1160
37 Cornish Elnil Street, Maadi, Cairo, EGYPT
Tel: +20 2 358 5204 Fax: +20 2 358 1160
Web site: www.mosalex.com
Maritime Consortium of Thessaloniki Inc.
24 Hour Contact: Tel: +30 2310 555 500, +30 6937 324 646 Fax: +30 2310 555 506
42, 26th Octovriou str, 546 27, Thessaloniki, Greece
Tel: +30 2310 555 500 Fax: +30 2310 555 506
Web site: www.zouros.gr
Multraship Salvage BV
24 Hour Contact: Tel: +31 (0) 115 645000
Scheldekade 48, 4531 EH Terneuzen, The Netherlands
Tel: +31 (0) 115 645000 Fax: +31 (0) 115 645001
Web site: www.multraship.com
The Nippon Salvage Co. Ltd.
24 Hour Contact: Tel: +81 93 321 0937 Fax: +81 93 331 9466
Omori-eki Higashiguchi Building, 5-1 Ohmorikita, 1-Chome, Ohta-ku, Tokyo 143-0016, Japan
Tel: +81 3 5762 7172 Fax: +81 3 5762 7177
Web site: www.nipponsalvage.co.jp
Ocean Remorquage Montreal Inc.
24 Hour Contact: Tel: +1 514 849 5511 Fax: +1 514 849 7231
105 Abraham Martin, Suite 500, Quebec City GIK 8NI, Canada
Tel: (+1 514) 849 2221 Fax: (+1 514) 849 7231
Web site: www.groupocean.com
Remolcadores Ultratug Ltda.
24 Hour Contact: Carlos Bastias Mobile: +56 9 9237 8626 Home: +56 2 2955 1475
El Bosque 500, 20th Floor, PO Box 131-34 – El Golf, Santiago, Chile
Resolve Marine Group Inc.
24 Hour Contact: Tel. +1 954 764 8700
1510 SE 17th Street, Suite 400, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316, USA
Tel: +1 954 764 8700 Fax: +1 954 764 8724
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Web site: www.resolvemarine.com
Scaldis Salvage & Marine Contractors N.V.
24 Hour Contact: Tel: +32 3 541 69 55
North Trade Building, Noorderlaan 133 B/31, B-2030 Antwerp, Belgium
Tel: +32 3 541 69 55; Fax: +32 3 541 81 93
Web site: www.scaldis-smc.com
SMIT Salvage BV
24 Hour Contact: Tel: +31 10 454 9911 Telex: 22247 STAK NL Fax: +31 10 414 9184
20 Rosmolenweg, 3356 LK Papendrecht, The Netherlands
Web site: www.smit.com
Smit Marine South Africa (Pty) Ltd
24 Hour Contact: Tel: +27 21 507 5777 Fax: +27 21 507 5885
31 Carlisle Street, Paarden Eiland 7405, Cape Town 8000, Republic of South Africa
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Web site: www.smit.com
Solar Salvage Services Inc.
24 Hour Contact: Tel: : +90 216 452 2020 Fax: : +90 216 451 2010
Kartal Is Merkezi E-5 No. 63, Yakacik, Istanbul, Turkey
24 Hour Contact: Tel: +30 210 4674555, 4670224, 4677590 EXT. 137 Fax: +30 210 4620864
Kato Pounta, Ampelakia Salamis 18902, Greece
Web site: www.spanopoulos-group.com
24 Hour Contact: Tel: : +27 82 619 0113
10 Rotterdam Road, Bayhead, Durban, 4001, South Africa
Tel: +27 31 206 2073
Web site: www.subtech.co.za
Swire Salvage Pte Ltd
24 Hour Contact: Tel: +65 6309 3699
300 Beach Road, #15-01 The Concourse, Singapore 199555
Tel: +65 6309 3600 / +65 6309 3617 Fax: +65 6294 3211
Web site: www.swire.com.sg
T & T Salvage Asia Pte Ltd
24 Hour Contact: Tel: +1 713 534 0700
No 1 Tuas Avenue 20, SINGAPORE 638832
Tel: +65 6591 5288 Fax: +65 6826 4118
Web site: www.ttsalvage.com
Taubåtkompaniet AS – BOA GROUP
24 Hour Contact: Tel: +47 73 99 11 99 Fax: +47 73 99 11 98
Pir II, 13 A Kai 9, N-7010 Trondheim, Norway
Tel: +47 73 99 11 99 Fax: +47 73 99 11 98
Web site: www.boa.no
Teras Offshore Pte. Ltd.
24 Hour Contact: Tel: +65 6309 0555 Fax: +65 6222 7848
15 Hoe Chiang Road, #12-05 Tower Fifteen, SINGAPORE, 089316
Tel: +65 6309 0555 Fax: +65 6222 7848
Titan Maritime LLC
24 Hour Contact: Tel: +1 954 545 4143 Fax: +1 954 858 4552
15894 Diplomatic Plaza Drive, Houston, Texas 77032 USA
Tel: +1 954 545 4143 Fax: +1 954 858 4552
Web site: www.titansalvage.com
Impresa Tito Neri S.R.L.
24 Hour Contact: Tel: +39 0586 895240/889159
Via Pisa, 10, 57123 Livorno, Italy
Tel: +39 0586 234111 Fax: +39 0586 892025 Telex: 500.358.F.NERI I
Web site: www.nerigroup.net
Tschudi Offshore & Towage BV
24 Hour Contact: Tel: +31 23 548 5200 Fax: +31 23 548 5252
Sluisplein 45, 1975 AG IJmuiden, The Netherlands/P.O.Box 199, 1970 AD Ijmuiden, The Netherlands
Tel: +31 23 548 5200 Fax: +31 23 548 5252 Telex: 41865 ITC NL
Web site: www.tschudioffshoretowage.com
Tsavliris Salvage (International) Ltd.
24 Hour Contact: Tel: +30 210 422 1000 Fax: +30 210 422 1008 Telex: 21 2677 TSAV GR
10, Akti Poseidonos, 185 31 Piraeus, Greece
Web site: www.tsavliris.com
Tug Malta Ltd.
24 Hour Contact: Tel: +356 9949 7749 or +356 2123 7888 Fax: +356 21 244906
37 Sir Luigi Preziosi Square, Floriana FRN 1154, Malta
Tel: +356 2124 7121 / +356 2123 6841 Fax: +356 2122 3013 / +356 2124 4906
Web site: www.tugmalta.com
24 Hour Contact: Tel: +54 911 4578 5226
Av. Leandro N. Alem 986, 11th floor, C1001 – AAR, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Tel: +54 11 4875 1600 Fax: +54 11 4875 1610
Underwater Services Company Limited
24 Hour Contact: Tel: +91 22 2373 9500/2373 0545 Fax: +91 22 2373 9310
Out of hours tel: +91 98199 19910, +91 98199 19912, +91 98199 19914
21 Mumbai Port Trust Building, Malet Bunder, Mumbai 400 009, India
Web site: www.samsonmaritime.com
Undine Marine Industries Co. Ltd.
24 Hour Contact: Tel: +82 10 7115 7325
B-802, Pangyo InnoValley, 253 Pangyo-Ro, Bundang-Gu, Seongnam-Si 463-400, South Korea
Tel: +82 31 817 7700 Fax: +82 2 6008 7614
Web site: www.umiltd.net
URS Salvage and Maritime Contracting nv
24 Hour Contact: Tel: +32 3 545 1120 Fax: +32 3 541 7007
Italiëlei 3 bus 2, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium
Tel: +32 3 545 1120 Fax: +32 3 541 7007
Web site: www.urs.be
The ABR Company Limited
The Barn, Ford Farm
Bradford on Avon
Wiltshire BA15 2RP
Tel: +44 (0)1225 868821
Fax: +44 (0)1225 868831
Chairman: Allan Brunton-Reed MCIM E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Managing Director: Garth Manson Email: email@example.com
Editor: John McCready Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Advertisement Director: Nickie Hoddinott Email: email@example.com
The ABR Company is a specialist publisher and conference organiser in the field of tugs, towage, salvage and offshore industries.
International Tug & OSV incorporating Salvage News is the leading magazine in its field and is published six times a year, along with various supplements. It is available on subscription.
Tug and OSV Review is published annually, in January, and reviews in colour, complete with specification and GA drawings, 30-40 tugs that have been built around the world during the previous 12 months. It is available to buy or can be included in the IT&O subscription.
The ITS (International Tug & Salvage) Convention was established in 1969. It is held every two years in different parts of the world and attended by 300 plus of the leading players in the tug, towage and salvage business. The complete proceedings are published after each Convention.
The ITS Club was formed in 2001 for people who are currently involved in the tug, towage, salvage and offshore business. It offers many benefits, including discounts on numerous tug, OSV and salvage titles, discounts on ITS Convention registration, complimentary Tug and OSV Review, and proprity mailed subscription to IT&O magazine, etc.
AKD Prinsen Van Wijmen N.V.
Sectie Vervoer, Verzekering & Handel
3063 ED ROTTERDAM
Tel: +31 10 272 54 04
Fax: +31 10 272 54 30
Taco van der Valk Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
AKD Prinsen Van Wijmen N.V. is the fourth largest law firm in the Netherlands. The firm’s Shipping, Trade and Insurance Team handle all manner of contentious and non-contentious work concerning shipping (wet and dry, seagoing and inland), together with general transport, marine and non-marine insurance and international trade.
Based in the world’s largest port, the firm enjoys an excellent reputation, both at home and abroad. The firm’s lawyers have special expertise in casualty response and admiralty claims (collision, salvage, limitation of liability).
The European Legal 500 states: “AKD Prinsen Van Wijmen N.V.’s Rotterdam-based shipping practice is unquestionably the pre-eminent firm in the market.”
After hours emergency response, call: +31 10 272 54 14. For additional information please visit the firm’s website or contact the Rotterdam office.
Alpina Briggs Defesa Ambiental
Sao Paulo, CEP 09970-310
Tel: +55 11 4059 9984
Fax: +55 11 4059 9956
Mobile: +55 11 8296 9913
Mobile: +55 11 9829 59759
William John Cantlie, Operations Manager
Marco AG Formicola, Managing Director
Altimar Shipping Limited
Tower Bridge House
St Katherine’s Way
London E1W 1DD
Tel: +44 20 7586 6111
Andrew Moore & Associates
2703 Universal Trade Centre
3 Arbuthnot Road
Tel: +852 9867 8011
Tel : +852 9300 2860 (24 hr)
Fax: +852 2865 6571
Hans Olav Langsrud, Marine Consultant
Atlas Services Group Merchant BV
3015 LC Rotterdam
Tel: + 31 10 241 1063
Fax: + 31 10 241 1078
Toby Stone, General Manager, Marine Division (MERCOM)
Barge Master BV
Fascinatio Boulevard 882a
2909 VA Capelle a/d Ijssel
Tel: +31 (0)10 409 00 60
Martijn Koppert, Director
Karien Hofhuis, Administrator
Bentleys, Stokes & Lowless
1 St Katharine’s Way
London E1W 1YL
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7782 0990
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7782 0991
Partner: Joe Quain Email: email@example.com
Formed in 1936 through the amalgamation of three city firms (with origins dating from 1775), Bentleys, Stokes & Lowless is a highly regarded practice specialising in maritime and insurance law. The firm acts for a wide range of private and corporate clients in the UK and overseas and works with an established worldwide network of correspondent lawyers, independent experts and consultants in related fields.
The historical strength of the firm, in the field of Admiralty law, is maintained with a team of legally qualified, British-certificated Master Mariners, with experience spanning most types of ocean going and offshore support vessels. In the dry sector, the firm has very considerable experience in all marine and related insurance fields. Members of the firm are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to provide advice and assistance on all aspects of maritime disputes and casualties and are available to travel world-wide at short notice. Languages spoken include French, Spanish, Italian, Greek and Japanese.
London EC3N 2LY
Tel: +44 (0) 207 480 1000
Fax: +44 (0) 207 480 1272
Managing Director, Marine Division: Mr David Smith Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Besso is a long-established family company with a strong insurance tradition. The company was originally founded on broking Italian non-marine treaty reinsurance business. In 1995 Besso was re-established in London as an independent Lloyds insurance broker, following a management buy-out.
The Marine Division has over 20 experienced insurance professionals, handling a broad spectrum of marine hull, shipowner and other marine liabilities and cargo risks for direct, reinsurance, retail and wholesale clients worldwide. The Marine Division has a special expertise in meeting the insurance needs of clients in the wreck removal, salvage and towage business and those engaged in brown water operations around the globe.
Braemar Howells Ltd
Pembrokeshire SA73 3AQ
Tel +44 (0)1646 696340
Fax +44 (0)1646 696345
Braemar Howells, one of the UK’s leading names in Incident Response Management since the 1950s, are approved contractors to the Ministry of Defence, Environment Agency and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.
Braemar Howells provides HNS Response Team Personnel to the UK Government, salvors and the port industry.
A 24 hour emergency response line and a network of specialist incident teams on permanent standby, handling any oil, chemical or biological incidents for ports and harbours to maritime salvage.
A range of contracting services to transport and maritime industry, including MARPOL waste reception, waste disposal and tank cleaning.
Accredited training to IMO OPRC, MCA, Dti and US OSHA standards and ISO 9001. Consultancy services to promote correct decisions in the critical few hours after an incident.
Managing Director: Simon Rickaby Email: email@example.com
brand MARINE CONSULTANTS GmbH
Alter Wandrahm 15
Tel: +49 40 226 32 03 70
Mob: +49 172 – 40 50 145
Capt. Dennis Brand
Managing Partner, SCR
Whenever and wherever salvage and/or wreck removal becomes necessary we are ready to go. We support our clients during the most complex casualties. This includes a 24/7 emergency response service as well as complete aftercare. With the experience from hundreds of casualties and our global network we serve our clients with reliable response anywhere anytime.
The team at brand MARINE CONSULTANTS has the experience of participating in hundreds of casualty investigations and damage surveys. This gives us the ability to investigate the root cause of any marine and/or offshore casualty. We are ready to go 24/7 and are prepared to travel worldwide. We provide our clients with high quality and “straight to the point” reports – covering repair costs, root cause and regress opportunities.
We are prepared to advise our clients during the aftercare of a casualty. With our global network we can provide our clients with fast response surveys.
At brand MARINE CONSULTANTS we are prepared to support and to advise our clients during complex and unique operations. This service includes risk assessment and risk management with an over view on technical and commercial topics. It is our goal to be part of our client’s decision making process ensuring quality service and positive results.
The team at brand MARINE CONSULTANTS has the experience in developing new businesses and/or restructuring existing businesses. We are prepared to support and to advise our clients during the complex process of starting or inquiring a new business within the marine and offshore sector.
Briggs Marine and Environmental Services
Fife KY3 9AX
Tel: +44 1592 872939
24/7 Emergency Response: +44 800 374 348
Fax: +44 1592 873779
Capt. Bill Boyle, MNI, FISCO
Established in the 1970s, Briggs Marine and Environmental Services supply services including; vessel charter, salvage and wreck removal, oil and gas terminal operations, environmental consultancy and International 24 hour emergency oil spill response service.
Offering a holistic service and innovative cost effective salvage solutions our expanding and diverse fleet of vessels and services complement our marine salvage solutions, including; wreck intervention and removal, towage, emergency salvage, oil removal, wreck survey and management, diving and subsea services.
Our ability to immediately respond can mean the difference between a dry or wet salvage. Salvage services and our highly trained oil spill response personnel deal with over 500 incidents a year covering industrial, coastal and offshore installations. We provide a rapid and cost effective 24 hours a day, 365 days a year service through our unrivaled combination of response bases and stockpiles of well-maintained oil spill response equipment.
We are also a leading international provider of response training (accredited by the Nautical Institute on behalf of the MCA, DECC and IMO), with prestigious clients including UK and European government agencies, International oil & gas companies, power generation companies and maritime organisations.
Brookes Bell LLP
6 Brewery Square
London SE1 2LF
Tel: +44 20 7403 3838
Fax: +44 20 7403 3839
Partner: Graeme Bowles Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Biesboschhaven Noord 7
4251 NL Werkendam
Tel: +31 183 40 44 30
Karst van der Wiel
C Solutions Limited
The Lloyds Building
London, EC3V 1LP
Tel:+44 1892 854033
Mob:+44 7747 637873
Mob:+44 7785 340654
Fax:+44 207 504 8765
Cashman Equipment Corp (CEC) is a diverse marine services company specializing in barge and marine equipment rentals, sales and is a global provider of salvage and wreck removal support services. With an international fleet of deck barges, tugs, cranes, accommodation barges and ancillary equipment, CEC supports the international salvage industry by providing vessels and equipment for emergency response work and assisting salvage companies with the planning and execution of large wreck removal projects. Additionally, CEC provides logistical support to salvage companies by providing waterfront facilities for load-outs and fabrication work.
Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts USA, CEC maintains offices and operates barge fleets in USA, Mexico, Colombia, Singapore/Australia, Arabian Gulf, West Africa and the Caspian Sea.
China Diving & Salvage Contractors Association (CDSCA)
10 Hepinglidong Avenue
Tel: +86 10 6529 9810
Fax: +86 10 6529 9807
Zhang Daiji – Deputy Director
Clyde & Co LLP
1 Stoke Road
Surrey GU1 4HW
Tel: +44 1483 555555
Fax: +44 1483 567330
10 Akti Poseidonos
Tel: +30 210 417 0001
Fax: +30 210 417 0002
Stephen Pink (Guildford)
Martin Hall (Piraeus)
32-38 Dukes Place
London, EC3A 7LP
Tel: +44 20 7083 7188
Fax: +44 20 7083 7199
Deep Tek Ltd
Fife DD6 8PL
Tel: +44 1382 330240
Fax: +44 1382 330345
Deep Tek Offshore has extensive experience in remote cargo recovery down to 3000 metres water depth (mwd). The company has now expanded into the removal of oil and bunkers from sunken ships, whether contemporary or legacy wrecks, answering the increasing requirement of coastal authorities to contain these potential environmental threats. The Deep Tek Offshore One Pass System can tap, connect and pump in a single descent enabling rapid response. Through the provision of constant power and signals, all operations are safe, efficient and controlled by our expert team from the surface vessel.
The system works on curved or damaged surfaces, and can also supply heat, if required, providing secure oil removal down to 250 mwd.
Managing Director: Moya Crawford Email: email@example.com
Defiant Marine Inc.
154 Havilah Drive
North Carolina 28018
Tel: +1 828 245 2059
Fax: +1 828 245 2079
Tim Ferris – President
DEKRA Experts BV
Rivium Boulevard 301
NL-2909 LK Capelle aan den Ijssel
Tel: +31 10 20 77 260
Mob: +30 653 15 75 89
Fax: +30 10 20 77 202
DETEK Offshore Technology Co. Ltd.
Aydinli Koyu Bati Sahili
Yosun Sokak No: 3
Tel: +90 216 494 08 28
Fax: +90 216 392 11 12
A. Enes Edis, Proprietor
Gokhan Erdem, Executive Director
Mehmet Ozyabasligil, Marine Salvage & Arbitration Expert
DISA-International Holding BVBA
Tel: +32 14 62 04 11
Fax: +32 14 61 16 88
Captain Stephen Norman, Senior Business Development Manager, Marine & Offshore Business Development
39. Tabernacle Street
Tel +44 20 78128753
Shaun Dillon, Marine Engineer
Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, DNV GL enables organizations to advance the safety and sustainability of their business. Operating in more than 100 countries, our 16,000 professionals are dedicated to helping our customers in the maritime, oil & gas, energy and other industries to make the world safer, smarter and greener.
Eagle Lyon Pope Limited
44 Gutter Lane
London EC2V 6BR
Tel: +44 20 3465 2550
Fax: +44 20 3465 2501
General Manager: Tim Lewis
Eekels Pompen BV
2991 LN Barendrecht
PO Box 299
2990 AG Barendrecht
Tel: +31 180 696969
CEO: Erik Leenart MSc LLM
Fenech & Fenech Advocates
198 Old Bakery Street
Tel: +356 21 241 232
AOH: +356 9947 4536
Fax: +356 2599 0645
Partner: Ann Fenech
Fenech and Fenech Advocates is Malta’s oldest law firm. It was founded in 1891. Over the years it has gone from strength to strength, offering services for private clients and multinationals. As a multidisciplinary law firm, all types of legal issues and disputes are dealt with, including shipping and international corporate matters.
Fenech and Fenech Advocates is the only law firm on the island with a designated Marine Litigation Department. This department handles at least 75% of all shipping casualties that take place around Malta and the same proportion of all shipping casualties involving Maltese registered vessels worldwide.
The Marine Litigation Department offers 24-hour service, with immediate access to other professionals, such as naval architects, marine engineers, fire experts and overseas lawyers.
Global Marine Solutions BV
2587 XR The Hague
Tel: +31 70 331 7721
Fax: +31 70 331 7722
Director: Hans Van Rooij
Global Salvage Consultancy BV
2031 ES Haarlem
Tel: +31 23 551 2888
Camiel de Jong
Gulf Transfer Services S.A.
PO Box 29857
Office 306, 3rd Floor
Al Hudaiba Awards Buildings – B Block
2nd December Street & Jumeirah Road junction
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Tel: +971 4 222 0789
Fax: +971 4 223 0041
Managing Director: Captain Alex Garroch / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / Mobile: +971 56 114 6345
GAC Transfer Services (GTS) is a ship-to-ship (STS) transfer company and we provide fenders, hoses, support craft & Mooring Masters for STS operations. Our head office is in Dubai, and we are able to offer STS operations in a number of global locations, including UAE, Mediterranean, North West Europe, Vietnam & Sri Lanka, for the transfer of oil, gas and bulk. We are oil-major approved, we use only the highest standard of STS equipment, and we have a pool of Marpol approved Mooring Masters, all of whom are compliant with the latest regulations (OCIMF, SIGTTO, MARPOL, ICS, CDI). GTS is part of the GAC group and we are the specialist STS division that has been conducting STS operations for over 30 years. As well as conducting STS operations & providing Mooring Masters, we are also able to provide equipment & personnel for emergency/salvage operations, FPSO tandem moorings and SBM berthings.
GTS is accredited to: ISO 9001:2008, OHSAS 18001:2007 and ISO 14001:2004.
Hapo International Barges BV
Tel: +31 180 414671
Fax: +31 180 418596
24/7 Emergency Response
Emergency response can be reached on the following numbers: –
Marine: +44 (0) 207 280 9300
Yachts : +44 (0) 7875 409 647
Hill Dickinson LLP
The Broadgate Tower
20 Primrose Street
Philip Haddon – email@example.com
Mobile:+44 7836 262859
Ian MacLean – firstname.lastname@example.org
Mobile:+44 7889 643956
Robert Wallis – email@example.com
Mobile: +44 7836 227 706
Andrew Johnson -firstname.lastname@example.org
Mobile: +4407836 284608
Maria Pittordis – email@example.com
Mobile: +44 7768 112 382
No. 1 St. Paul’s Square
Tel: +44 (0)151 600 8000
Fax: +44 (0)151 600 8001
Andrew Glynn-Williams – firstname.lastname@example.org
DD: +44 151 600 8133
Home: +44 151 200 3911
Mobile: + 44 7908 719958
8 Shenton Way
Tel: +65 6576 4747
Fax: +65 6576 4748
Tony Goldsmith – email@example.com
Mobile: +65 9155 3153
Andrew Lee – firstname.lastname@example.org
Mobile: +65 9155 8404
Andrew Gray – email@example.com
Mobile: +65 9092 8737
2 Defteras Merarchias St
Tel: +30 210 428 4770
Fax: +30 210 428 4777
Patrick Hawkins – firstname.lastname@example.org
Mobile: +30 6944 314 221
Andrew Dyer – email@example.com
Mobile: +30 6972 848 382
Room 2102, 21st Floor
Tower Two, Lippo Centre
Tel: +852 2525 7525
Fax: +852 2525 7526
Michael Mallin – firstname.lastname@example.org
Mobile: +852 60307669
Damien Laracy – email@example.com
Mobile: +852 9758 9825, direct: +852 2525 7528
Palais Saint James
5 Avenue Princesse Alice
Tel: +377 9770 0460
Fax: +377 9770 0469
David Reardon – firstname.lastname@example.org
Mobile: +33 643 867 373
Holman Fenwick Willan LLP
65 Crutched Friars
London EC3N 2AE, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7264 8000
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7264 8888
Offices also in Paris, Rouen, Brussels, Geneva, Piraeus, Dubai, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth & Sao Paulo.
Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) is a global law firm with over 450 lawyers across 14 offices in 11 countries. We specialise in advising clients in the aviation, banking, commodities, construction, insurance/reinsurance, logistics, mining, offshore, energy, oil & gas, ports & terminals, shipping, super-yachts and private aircraft sectors, specifically.
HFW’s shipping lawyers are listed in the Legal 500 and Chambers legal directories as a top-tier firm for shipping work, winning numerous global awards. We provide a comprehensive service to the global shipping and offshore business community, and have over 140 lawyers worldwide specialising in all aspects of maritime law. HFW has one of the largest Admiralty and Crisis Management practices in the world, dealing with the full range of legal issues that arise from collisions, groundings, pollution, fire and explosion, salvage, wreck removal and towage.
The firm’s casualty response teams of lawyers and mariners operate 24 hours a day on a worldwide basis. Maritime crisis management is an area of work where the firm has developed a leading reputation.
Particular areas of expertise within the field of marine casualty work include:
• Collisions, fire and explosions
• General average, total loss
• Salvage, towage, wreck removal and recovery
• Personal injury
• Damage to oil terminals, rigs and offshore structures
• Pollution, environmental damage and clean up
Emergency “after hours” answering service in London: +44 (0)20 7709 7702.
Partner: James Gosling Email: email@example.com
Partner: Andrew Chamberlain Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Partner: Toby Stephens Email: email@example.com
Partner: Martin Dalby Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior Manager: Kaare Langeland Email: email@example.com
For a full list of contact partners, please refer to HFW’s website
Managing Director: Mauro Stasi
Koffeman Consult BV
3146 SR Maassluis
Tel: + 31 10 590 0419
Fax: + 31 10 590 0458
Lloyd’s Salvage Arbitration Branch
One Lime Street
LONDON, EC3M 7HA
Tel: +44 20 7327 5408
Fax: +44 20 7327 6827
Lloyd’s Salvage Arbitration Branch (SAB) is responsible for the administration of Lloyd’s Standard Form of Salvage Agreement (or Lloyd’s Open Form – LOF – as it is more commonly referred to). LOF provides a regime for determining the amount of remuneration to be awarded to salvors for their services in saving property at sea and minimising or preventing damage to the environment.
SAB’s main duties include:-
• The collection of salvage securities, thereby allowing the vessel and cargo to proceed on the voyage
• The appointment of arbitrators in cases where parties are unable to reach an amicable settlement
• Publication and distribution of arbitrators’ Awards to the parties involved
• The collection and payment of Award funds.
SAB also collates LOF statistical information. It produces a digest of important legal issues which have arisen in LOF arbitrations since the introduction of LOF 1980.
To obtain up-to-date information on the latest LOF cases, as well as details on the background and workings of LOF and the digest, visit the SAB web-site: www.lloydsagency.com
Manager: Kevin Clarke Email: Kevin.firstname.lastname@example.org
London Offshore Consultants Ltd
London EC3N 1DY, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7264 3250
London Offshore Consultants Ltd (LOC) has provided specialist marine and engineering consultancy services to the shipping and energy industries since 1979.
LOC is recognised as a leading firm of salvage and wreck removal consultants and has provided technical advice on these operations worldwide, many of which have been high profile and complex in nature. Technical advice has included salvage methodology, oil recovery, cargo recovery, oil pollution, wreck removal and towage.
LOC has attended a significant number of casualties caused by fire, explosions, grounding and collisions with fixed and floating objects. Frequently services include the provision of expert evidence in High Court or Arbitration hearings in the UK, India, Europe and the Far East.
LOC has global coverage with offices in London, Aberdeen, Stavanger, Houston, Miami, Halifax NS, Rio de Janeiro, Perth WA, Singapore, China, Dubai and Lagos.
Technical advice is provided by resident marine specialists including master mariners, marine engineers, naval architects, structural and civil engineers supported by a range of sophisticated software.
LOC has seven Special Casualty Representatives (SCRs); one in London, four in Singapore, one in Miami and one in Brazil. Between them they have attended numerous salvage operations globally when the SCOPIC clause has been invoked.
Group Chief Executive: Andrew Squire Email: email@example.com
Regional Director, Europe & Africa: Peter Holloway Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Regional Director, Asia: Jon Walker Email: locs@loc-group,com
Managing Director, Singapore: Nick Haslam Email: email@example.com
Associate Director, Miami: Paul Voisin Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Director, Singapore: Vaughan Williams Email: Singapore@nullloc-group.com
Director, Singapore: Nicolas White Email: Singapore@nullloc-group.com
Consultant, Brazil: David Pockett Email: email@example.com
Lloyd and Partners Limited
The Botolph Building
London EC3A 7AW
Tel: + 44 0207 466 6663
David Smith, Senior Partner
MCS International Marine Services
P.O. Box 281
2990 AG Barendrecht
Tel: +31 180 641 690 (24 hours)
Fax: +31 180 627 500
MCS International Marine Services BV was established in 1987. MCS are independent brokers and contractors. Main activities include services concerning: ocean towage and salvage; heavy lift transportation; project cargo shipments; chartering of tugs, barges (both submersible and non-submersible); crane barges, offshore equipment such as supply vessels, anchor-handling tugs, multicats, etc.; and sale & purchase.
Director: Martin C. Seltenrijch Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
London EC2Y 9AE
Tel: +44 20 7330 8000
Fax: +44 20 7256 6778
Emergency contact number: +44 20 7330 8099
MFB, formerly known as More Fisher Brown, is a specialist shipping law firm which was established in 1988. The firm has expanded to 26 fee earners, of whom 12 are partners, and we recently moved to a new riverside office on the north bank of the Thames.
Our Admiralty/Casualty Response team, comprising of legally qualified Master Mariners, has extensive expertise in responding to maritime casualties on a worldwide basis. The firm regularly advises P&I Clubs, other insurers and salvors in relation to all aspects of accident investigation and response, including collisions, grounding, salvage and towage, fires, wreck removal, container losses, pollution, unsafe ports and resulting general average. We offer advice on BIMCO Wreck and Lloyd’s Open Form salvage contracts, and we select and work with lawyers and experts in the relevant jurisdictions as required.
Mike Mitchell: +44 7799 898069
Helene Hunter-Davies: +44 7854 138538
The Ministry of Defence
Salvage & Marine Operations TL
Neighbourhood 3, Ash2B, #3212
BRISTOL BS34 8JH
Tel: +44 3067 983339
Mil: +44 96798 3339
Mob: +44 7887 625428
The Salvage & Marine Operations Team (S&MO) is a civilian-manned team within the Defence Logistics Organisation of the Ministry of Defence. The team’s 65 personnel are employed on four sites around the UK but frequently deploy in support of military operations throughout the world.
The organisation is a key element of MOD’s worldwide maritime capability, providing the authority and project management for all UK Salvage, Mooring and Towing. A significant aspect of the S&MO role is to ensure, through liaison and partnership with industry, that the global commercial salvage capability remains informed of, and able to meet, the UK military requirement.
To maintain and encourage a comprehensive multi-functional operational capability, our personnel are drawn from all areas of the marine industry. Capability exists to undertake or oversee all aspects of marine work, using hired platforms and commercial plant augmented with specialist military equipment.
Chief Salvage & Mooring Officer: Morgyn Davies OBE MNI MIIMS Email: dessalmo-TL@nullmod.uk
Moore Stephens LLP
St Paul’s House
London EC4P 4BN
Tel: +44 (0)20 7334 9191
Fax: + 44 (0)20 7248 3408
Moore Stephens is an international firm of accountants with over half a century of association with the shipping industry. Moore Stephens provides a comprehensive range of specialist business development services and traditional support to the industry. The firm recently won the Lloyds Shipping Economist award for the “Best provision of accountancy services to shipping” for the fourth consecutive year.
In addition to its dedicated shipping industry group, Moore Stephens also has a separate forensic accounting department with significant experience in maritime litigation and disputes, including salvage.
Partner: Julian Wilkinson Email: email@example.com
Consultant: Nick King Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Munich Reinsurance Company
Tel: +49 89 3891-3438
Vice President of Sales: Flemming Lauridsen email@example.com
Oil Spill Response Limited
Lower William Street
Northam, Southampton SO14 5QE
Tel: +44 (0)2380 331551
Fax: +44 (0)2380 331972
The Global Alliance is a not-for-profit oil industry-owned response organisation established to respond to oil spills on a worldwide basis. From bases in Southampton, UK, and Singapore it can provide a team of 70 professional responders and equipment with a combined value exceeding £20 million. The Alliance operates two L100 Hercules aircraft to transport its equipment. The organisation provides training and consultancy services to industry and government, preparing response plans and delivering specialist training programmes in Singapore, Southampton or at client locations.
Technical Manager: Paul Foley Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
OSRA International Ltd
PO Box 24
125B/6 St George’s Road
St Julians, ST J 1000
Tel: +356 213 80941
Tel: +356 996 66000 (Emergency 24 hours)
Fax: +356 213 80384
59 Mansell Street
London E1 8AN
Derek Pisani Director
OSRA International Limited (cont)
81 Aki Miaouli,
185 38 Piraeus,
Tel: +30 21045 18200
Mob: +30 69448 55580
Rear Adm. (rtd) Elias Sampatakakis, Operations Manager
Redwise Maritime Services B.V.
3751 LK Bunscoten-Spakenburg
Tel: +31 33 421 7860
Fax: +31 33 421 7879
Managing Director: Willem-Jan Hamers Email: email@example.com
Reed Smith LLP
The Broadgate Tower
20 Primrose Street
London EC2A 2RS
Tel: +44 (0)20 3116 3000
Fax: +44 (0)20 3116 3999
Offices in: Hong Kong, Piraeus, Sao Paolo, Abu Dhabi, Paris, Beijing
The Shipping Group’s Admiralty Department is one of the leading “wet” practices, a number of the team being ex-Master Mariners. The international client base includes owners, hull underwriters, P&I Clubs, salvors and charterers.
We have been involved in many well known cases (including the Selendang Ayu, Hanjin Pennsylvania and Kariba/Tricolor). We advise on technical disputes, jurisdictional matters and disputes arising from collisions and groundings, fires, total losses, oil and HNS pollution, salvage and limitation, as well as providing casualty management services.
The Department operates a 24-hour casualty information line and members of the Casualty Response Team are available to travel at a moment’s notice.
We work regularly with independent surveyors and other experts in most maritime countries. We are able to advise clients on, and instruct, appropriate professionals at short notice. We also involve, as and when necessary, our own overseas offices with Admiralty law experience, to ensure proper co-ordination and handling of the case simultaneously in two or more countries.
Richard Gunn Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Richards Hogg Lindley (India) Ltd.
Mumbai Liaison Office
319 Maker Chambers V
221 Nariman Point
Mumbai 400 021
Tel: +91 22 228 35851/52
Fax: +91 22 228 35951
Director: Alex Pinto Email: email@example.com
Rulz Maritime Consultancy
2141 EA Vijfhuizen
Tel: + 31 23 558 0116
Fax: + 31 23 558 0243
Mobile: +31 6 2139 0044
Capt. Camiel de Jongh
Samuel Stewart & Co
No. 1 Tranquil Vale
London SE3 0BU, UK
Tel: +44 (0)20 8297 7474/7475 (24 hrs)
Fax: +44 (0)20 8297 7499
Samuel Stewart & Co was established in 1922. It is a leading towage and salvage broker. A dedicated team, with a total of over 100 years’ experience in the field, provide valuable assistance to the maritime community when there is a need to locate professional towage and/or salvage services worldwide. Service is provided on a round the clock basis, so as to respond immediately and help guide clients through what is often a very difficult, traumatic time.
General Manager: Alan Goodger Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary of State’s Representative (SOSREP)
Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Bay 1/14 Spring Place
105 Commercial Road
Hampshire SO15 1EG
Tel: +44 (0) 2380 329517
Fax: +44 (0) 2380 329321
The post of Secretary of State’s Representative (SOSREP) was established as part of the UK Government’s response to Lord Donaldson’s review of salvage, intervention and command and control.
On behalf of the Secretary of State, the SOSREP oversees, controls and, if necessary, intervenes to exercise “ultimate command and control”. He acts in the overriding interest of the UK in salvage operations in UK waters involving vessels or fixed platforms, where there is significant risk of pollution. Adoption of this approach represents an international first for the UK.
Whilst completely independent, the SOSREP is based at the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) Headquarters in Southampton and relies upon the resources provided by the agency. The MCA is responsible throughout the UK for implementing the Government’s maritime safety policy. This includes co-ordinating search and rescue at sea (through Her Majesty’s Coastguard) and ensuring that ships meet UK and international safety rules. The MCA works to prevent the loss of lives at the coast and at sea, to ensure that ships are safe and to prevent coastal pollution.
SOSREP: Hugh Shaw Email: email@example.com
The Shipowners’ Protection Ltd
St Clare House
London EC3N 1BP, UK
Tel: +44 (0)20 7488 0911
Fax: +44 (0)20 7480 5806
The Shipowners’ P&I Club is the only member of the International Group to focus on smaller and more specialised vessels. The Club has a particular specialisation in offshore risks generally, including the cover of towage and salvage liabilities.
Chief Executive: Charles Hume Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Siri Marine BV
9901 CP Appingedam
Tel: +31 596 620997
Fax: +31 596 650810
Managing Director: Albert Lenting
Rådhusgaten 27, 0158 Oslo
Mailing address: P.O. Box 1376 Vika
N-0114 Oslo, Norway
Tel: +47 22 00 22 00
Fax: +47 22 42 42 22
SKULD is a diversified marine insurer which offers a wide range of marine insurance products. The group consists of three main market brands: SKULD P&I, SKULD Offshore and SKULD 1897 – a syndicate at Lloyd’s. In addition there are two service companies in the group: Asta and Skuld Services.
The focus is to provide a full set of marine covers for the members and clients. Products offered are Protection & Indemnity, Freight, Demurrage & Defence (FDD), Hull & Machinery and other related marine insurance. The network of local offices around the world includes Oslo, Bergen, Copenhagen, Hamburg, Hong Kong, London, New York, Piraeus and Singapore. Skuld is one of 13 members of the International Group of P&I Clubs, which work closely together in reinsurance and other matters of common interest.
Skuld P&I was the first P&I club established outside England in Oslo; the year was 1897. The P&I club is basis for the development of the Skuld Group, where also the majority of the staff is employed. This ensures a top quality service both to the P&I members and clients as well as to the clients of Skuld 1897. Skuld P&I club has an A rating with Standard and Poor’s.
Skuld Offshore is specialized in offshore and energy liability and hull insurance products. The liability covers are placed in Skuld P&I and the hull and property covers are placed with Skuld 1897.
Skuld 1897 was set up as a syndicate at Lloyd’s and started operations 1 January 2011. Skuld 1897 writes marine, energy, cargo and liability insurance. Through Skuld P&I, there is direct access to the syndicate and Skuld P&I will also provide claims service to Skuld 1897. Lloyd’s has an A+ rating with Standard and Poor’s.
Vice President & Syndicate Head of Claims, Sandro Vuylsteke – SKULD Copenhagen
Solis Marine Consultants Pte Ltd
52A Amoy Street, SINGAPORE 069878
Tel: +65 9776 1105
Solis was established in the UK and Singapore in 2012 to provide independent expert advice on maritime and shipping incidents. A third office was opened in Hong Kong in 2013 to expand on operations in the region and to extend the range of services and expertise provided by the organisation.
The Directors have both given expert evidence in Court, are Special Casualty Representatives (SCRs) on the panel at Lloyd’s, and have been heavily involved in a number of high profile and politically sensitive wreck removal and salvage operations.
Expert reports have been prepared for court and arbitration hearings on collisions, groundings, tugs and manoeuvring, unsafe ports and berths, cargo issues, passage planning, personal injury and damage to submarine pipelines.
Director, Ole Thalund
London, EC3N 1HA
Tel: +44 20 7481 8851
Fax: +44 20 7480 6097
TMC (Marine Consultants) Ltd
21 Mansell Street
London E1 8AA
Tel: +44 20 7237 2617
Fax: +44 20 7231 8069
TMC (Marine Consultants) Ltd was established 30 years ago in London. The company has grown substantially and its technical team includes specialists in naval architecture, marine engineering and nautical science.
TMC provides technical investigation and surveying services worldwide to marine insurers, shipowners, managers and operators, law firms, P&I clubs, underwriters, trading houses, salvors and shipyards. The services include investigation work and survey assignments.
Tony Bowman Email: email@example.com
4 Bury Street
Tel.: +44 20 7469 2550
Direct: +44 20 7469 2553
Simon Tatham E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Alex MacInnes E-mail: Alex.email@example.com
Van Heck Group BV
8931 VK Noordwolde
Tel: +31 561 43 1739
Fax: +31 561 43 1766
Van Heck operates on an international level in the field of water management and movement. With its diversity in pump units, Van Heck operates from dredging, salvage and offshore operations to sewer renovation and cool water applications. Every operation can be customized to meet the wishes of the client and the project’s demands.
Van Heck’s equipment is designed and built on their own premises. Van Heck is constantly innovating and developing its fleet.
In 2012, Van Heck started to use its proven expertise in water pumps to develop a new, innovative system for “green and easy oil recovery”, the Sea Trophy. This oil pump enables fast oil recovery out of fuel or cargo tanks if a ship is in distress or when incorrect fuelling has taken place. The aim of the Sea Trophy is to provide the ship with the ability to recover the fuel or cargo tank’s content in case of an emergency, when no other on-board equipment can help. www.seatrophy.com
Van Heck operates world-wide from the Netherlands and Singapore.
Managing Director: JGM Van Heck
Verein Hanseatischer Transportversichere e.V. (VHT)
Tel: +49 421 598110-0
24/7 Average Notification: +49 160 717 8080
The VHT (Verein Hanseatischer Transportversicherer e.V.), is an association of marine insurance companies and underwriting agents in Germany. The VHT emerged in 2000 from the 2 former associations Verein Hamburger Assecuradeure (founded in 1797) and Verein Bremer Seeversicherer e.V. (founded in 1818).
VHT’s main focus is on independent claims handling on behalf of its members and of the insured in the areas of hull & machinery and loss of hire insurance. In addition the VHT provides technical expertise on cargo risks and claims as well as marine warranty surveys. The comprehensive claims management is taken care of by the claims managers from the the Bremen and the Hamburg office. In addition a staff of own surveyors (master mariners, naval architects and marine engineers) is taking care of major cases on a worldwide basis. This does include machinery damage as well as collision and salvage cases. Furthermore the VHT is maintaining a network of more than 300 average agents worldwide for local support in case of damage.
For non-member companies the VHT is providing its services via the VHT Service GmbH.
Managing Director: Capt. Ralf Bussing (firstname.lastname@example.org)
W K Webster & Co Ltd
207 Longlands Road
Kent DA15 7JH
Tel: +44 20 8300 7744
Fax: +44 20 8309 1266
The W K Webster group provides a total marine claims handling service to insurers, brokers, re-insurers or self-insured owners of cargo or vessels worldwide. Through wholly-owned offices in London, Singapore and New York we are able to assist our principals, and their customers within their respective time zones, on a round the clock basis.
We deal with all aspects of a claim, from physical survey through to determining liability and quantum, alternative disposal and recovery from the party responsible for the damage. Through our network of offices we ensure that each aspect is handled at the most appropriate location without the need to brief a third party. We focus on a commercial, cost-effective solution.
Cargo surveys are performed by our subsidiary International Surveyors & Adjusters, with five offices in the UK as well as Singapore, Rotterdam and Antwerp. Another subsidiary, Seawise Maritime Services, deals with hull surveys from offices in London and Singapore. Our surveyors travel worldwide at short notice. Dedicated subsidiaries in the UK handle carrier’s liability claims for P&I clubs, liability insurers and transport providers.
We retain a worldwide network of cargo and hull survey agents to provide local assistance and inspection. All claims handling and recovery work is concentrated in our own regional offices, to ensure that all technical and legal aspects are observed and consistently applied. The group is a partnership, free from external shareholder influence.
General Manager: Frank Holden Email: email@example.com
St. Olave’s House
London EC2V 8EY
Tel: +44 20 7367 8989
Fax: +44 20 7726 2371
Winter Scott is a firm of maritime and commercial lawyers specialising in maritime and admiralty law, insurance and commercial litigation. Our lawyers have a wealth of experience in dealing with salvors, owners, charterers, P&I Clubs, Defence Clubs, hull insurers and other commercial parties.
Our aim is to:
– Provide an excellent legal service
– Provide value for money
– Enjoy working with our clients
Managing Partner: Ken Scott Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Yoshida & Partners
7th Floor, Inamura Building
Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-0025, Japan
Tel: +81 3 5695 4188
Fax: +81 3 5695 4187
Yoshida & Partners is a business law firm of lawyers and marine counsellors in Tokyo. Whilst handling various civil and criminal cases, most of the firm’s work is concentrated in the international and commercial areas – especially maritime and intellectual property.
Maritime activities include casualty cases, such as collision, salvage and third party claims, together with charterparty, ship sales, ship and project finance and insurance. The firm often acts for shipowners, charterers, salvors and financiers.
International activities include international commerce and litigation, dispute resolution and public international law.
Intellectual property activities include patent, trademark, copyright infringement, licensing and franchise contracts.
Partner: Tetsuro Nakamura Email: email@example.com
The American Salvage Association
103 Oronocco Street, Suite 200
Telephone: +1 703373 2267
Fax: + 1 703 373 2036
The American Salvage Association is an industry association with the aims of improving salvage response and discussing and resolving issues common to the membership.
Issues of safety, insurance, increased training, adequate salvage assets, and responder immunity are high on the ASA agenda. The ASA and its members are committed to working together in a co-operative manner. A review of membership assets, in order to create a database of asset availability throughout the country, complements each member’s capabilities.
ASA members have the physical assets, experienced personnel, financial strength, insurability and a record of past performance that guarantees that the very best effort is being made to protect the environment and assure success in the shortest possible time.
Director: Richard Fredricks Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Association of Average Adjusters
c/o The Baltic Exchange
38 St Mary Axe
London EC3A 8BH
Tel: +44 (0)20 7623 5501
Fax: +44 (0)20 7623 1623
Average Adjusters are expert in the law and practice of general average and marine insurance claims. The Association of Average Adjusters was founded in 1869 with its prime objects the promotion of correct principles in the adjustment of marine insurance claims and general average, uniformity of practice amongst Average Adjusters and the maintenance of good professional conduct. Fellows of the Association of Average Adjusters have demonstrated their expertise by rigorous examination.
The Baltic Exchange Ltd
38 St Mary Axe
London EC3A 8BH
Tel: +44 (0)20 7369 1621
Fax: +44 (0)20 7369 1622
The Baltic Exchange is the world’s only maritime marketplace. It maintains professional standards, resolves disputes and provides market information – including the Baltic indices. With over 500 member companies from all parts of the world, its international members handle a very large proportion of all dry cargo and tanker fixtures.
More than half the world’s new and secondhand tonnage is bought and sold by Baltic members in a market. Commissions from chartering and sale and purchase in 2002 (latest available figures) amounted to more than US$0.5 billion.
The Baltic Exchange publishes: Baltic Dry Index, Baltic Capesize Index (11 routes), Baltic Panamax Index (seven routes), Baltic Handymax Index (six routes), Baltic Dirty Tanker Index (11 routes), Baltic Clean Tanker Index (five routes), Baltic Ship Valuation Assessment (four vessel types), Baltic Liquified Petroleum Gas (one route), Baltic Forward Assessment (four routes), dry cargo fixture list and market reports.
Chief Executive: Jeremy Penn Email: email@example.com
BIMCO, established in Denmark in 1905, is the world’s largest international shipping association. BIMCO has some 2,550 members in 123 countries. The owner-members of BIMCO control a fleet of about 525 million dwt, representing 65 per cent of the world’s merchant fleet.
BIMCO is accredited as an official observer at the International Maritime Organization (IMO). Among its many activities, BIMCO provides practical information and assistance to the maritime community. In May 2005 BIMCO’s centenary will be celebrated in Copenhagen.
European Tugowners Association
Avenue de la Woluwelaan 60
Tel: +32 2 238 7850
Fax: +32 7 022 5222
Since its foundation in 1963, the European Tugowners Association (ETA) has brought together and promoted the interests of the European owners and operators of tugs and tenders serving vessels using the ports of Europe and other continents.
The ETA’s objectives include: speaking with a united voice on matters affecting the towage industry; communicating to its members on matters of importance to the industry; defending the interests of the membership; and representing the views of the towage industry in the most important decision-making supranational bodies and institutions, including the European Union, IMO and ILO.
Secretary General: Hugo Callens Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners
St Clare House
London EC3N 1DD
Tel: +44 (0)20 7977 7030
Fax: +44 (0)20 7977 7031
Intercargo represents the interests of 62 Full and 49 members, who between them own about 800 bulk carriers. Intercargo promotes the dry cargo interests of its members in regulatory fora such as IMO and IACS. It promotes a vision based on quality, safety and profitability.
Secretary-General: David Tongue Email: email@example.com
Intercargo Manager: David Jones Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA)
5-7 Cumberland Place
Hampshire SO15 2BH
Tel: +44 238 022 655
Fax: +44 238 022 1777
The International Bunker Industry Association provides an international forum to address the concerns of all sectors of the bunker industry. It works, inter alia, to improve and clarify industry practices and documentation, to represent the industry in discussion with governmental and non-governmental bodies and, in addition, to assist members in the event of disputes (including the provision of mediation and arbitration).
Secretary General: Capt Peter Hall Email: email@example.com
Administrator: Anne Chambers Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
International Maritime Industries Forum (IMIF)
c/o The Baltic Exchange
38 St Mary Axe
London EC3A 8BH, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7929 6429
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7929 6430
The International Maritime Industries Forum (IMIF) membership includes shipowners, shipbuilders, ship-breakers, ancillary service suppliers, classification societies, P&I Clubs, insurers, surveyors, underwriters, shipping banks, flag registers, maritime lawyers and accountants. IMIF is committed to promoting pride in the maritime industries, to informing and educating the public and to eliminating substandard shipping and the overhang of surplus tonnage. IMIF encourages governments and maritime authorities to enforce existing regulations, rather than to produce more, and campaigns for proper economic reward for all sectors of the maritime industries.
Chairman: James G Davis CBE K(DK) Email: email@example.com
Secretary: Ian Bouskill AOH Tel: +44 (0) 1689 877187 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
International Ship Managers’ Association (INTERMANAGER)
12 Brisbane Street
ISLE OF MAN
Tel: +44 7624 498266
The International Ship Managers’ Association, founded in 1991, promotes excellence in ship management. It represents both third party managers and managing owners. The objectives of ISMA include: encouraging the highest standards of ship operation, providing a forum for discussion of matters of common interest and acting as the common voice of ship managers in international forums. ISMA publications include the ISMA Code and Guidelines on the implementation of ISO 9001: 2000 for Ship and Crew Managers (1st Edition, 2006). ISMA has NGO status at IMO. It is also affiliated to INTERTANKO, BIMCO, Intercargo and other organisations.
General Secretary: Kuba Szymanski Email: email@example.com
The International Association of Independent Tanker Owners
St. Clare House
London EC3N 1DD, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7977 7010
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7977 7011
The International Association of Independent Tanker Owners (INTERTANKO) has been the voice of independent tanker owners since 1970. It represents an industry dedicated to delivering reliable, safe, responsible and competitive shipping services.
Membership is open to independent (not oil company/state controlled) tanker owners and operators meeting the Association’s membership criteria. INTERTANKO has 245 members in 36 countries, with a combined fleet of 2,150 tankers (160m dwt). The membership represents 70 per cent of the world’s independent fleet. In addition, INTERTANKO has 290 associate members.
INTERTANKO is a forum where the tanker industry meets. It is also a valuable source of information, opinions and guidance for members and associate members. Governments and regulators have taken a closer interest in tanker shipping in recent years. INTERTANKO has responded by strengthening relationships with legislators at all levels – working with them to ensure a fair and reasonable distribution of the responsibilities and liabilities involved in carrying liquid energy by sea. INTERTANKO speaks out authoritatively and proactively at international, national and regional levels on behalf of the tanker community.
Managing Director: Katharina Stanzel
Communications & PR: Bill Box Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary General: Lars Lange
The London Shipping Law Centre
University College London
London WC1H 0EG
Tel/Fax: +44 (0)20 7679 1512
The London Shipping Law Centre delivers continuing professional education in maritime law and related subjects. The Centre brings together experts from many areas which influence the practical and academic aspects of maritime law and so affect its development. It informs and advises on current legal issues and global problems concerning maritime safety, protection of the environment and security. The Centre promotes reform in the law and enables the concerns of industry to be heard openly at a neutral forum.
The maritime industry has an international character. Given the strict regulatory environment in which it operates, the industry always faces important issues in which both regulators and industry require education. The Centre has excellent relationships with the IMO, the EU, academic institutions and the London and international shipping communities. It will continue to play a pivotal role in education, research and in promoting dialogue between the industry and regulators.
Founding Director; Dr Aleka Mandaraka-Sheppard Email: email@example.com
Executive Manager: Gerard Matthews Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in applying membership of the ISU then please contact Mark Hoddinott on +44 20 3179 9222 or e: email@example.com